Program Basics and Career Overview
As part of building a website, you would also maintain the website, updating and improving as needed. An individual might hire you specifically to create a website for them or you could work for a company that engages entirely in website creation.
Important Facts about a Web Developer
|Key Skills||Web site design, creation and modification, user need analysis, Web format conversion, multimedia creation|
|Required Education||College degree most common|
|Work Environment||Computer systems design, finance and insurance, data processing and hosting|
|Similar Occupations||Database administrators, computer programmers, software developers, graphic designers|
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Job Outlook and Salary
The BLS predicts that the employment of Web developers could increase by 15% from 2016-2026. As the demand for websites grow, so will the need for Web developers. However, the BLS reports that if such jobs are moved from the U.S., it could hinder the job market. Regardless, it would appear that opportunities may be higher for those who have training in computer programming languages, know how to use multimedia tools, and can apply different computer applications to Web development.
In May 2018, the BLS reported that Web developers earned a median annual salary of $69,430. The middle 50% of workers in the field made $50,990 to $95,020 during that same year.